DECAPITATED Mainman Provides Studio UpdateWednesday, 7th May 2014
Polish technical death metal kings DECAPITATED are currently holed up in Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland recording their sixth album.
Guitarist Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka checks in with an update: “We are now at the stage of tracking the vocals and the guitars. It looks like recording the new DECAPITATED album has so far proved extremely demanding. Never before had we faced a challenge as testing as the new songs turned out to be. We cross-breed various styles, sounds and every day we put the crossbar higher and higher. lowly but surely everything starts to come along and we can clearly feel something hugely exciting is emerging. Surely it is going to be the new level for DECAPITATED and as usually, as with each subsequent album, both music and sound will be somewhat different.
“I’ve been using my new custom-made Ibanez Iceman guitar during this session and EVH amps and cabs. The sound is original, powerful and crushing. We flirt with various tempos mixing death metal with grindcore and almost outright black metal atmosphere together with more, so to speak, ‘crowd-puller’ beats verging on groovy, almost stoner-rock climates. There are also a few more modern metal rhythmic riffs where we return to the climate of ‘Organic Hallucinosis’ album. I’m certain that the very fact we are again, after 9 years, in Hertz studio will evoke the spirit of that album. The vocals sound very promising. Rasta [Rafał Piotrowski] is a much more experienced vocalist compared to the Carnival Is Forever album times. And his voice sounds more powerful and deeper.”
The band’s most recent album, Carnival is Forever, was released in 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records.